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Box 4

 other level — Box: 4
Identifier: Box 4

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: The Doris Hurt Powers papers (1942 – 2008; 2 cubic feet) documents the student, aviation, and business activities of Doris Hurt Powers. Powers’ experience as a woman breaking into the male-dominated fields of engineering and aeronautics is well documented through autobiographical speeches and her memoir Nothing but Blue Skies. One strength of the collection are the speeches delivered by Powers that address the particular challenges and opportunities encountered by women in the engineering field. Powers traveled extensively, including several trips to Russia during and immediately after the cold war. In 1991, she was invited by the Russian Ministry of Aviation and Defense, and that trip is documented through photographs in Series 2. Materials in the collection include newspaper clippings, books, speeches, photographs, pamphlets, and artifacts.


  • 1945-2011
  • Other: Date acquired: 03/04/2009

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 2.00 Cubic Feet

From the Collection: 3 mss. boxes, one large flat box other_unmapped

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 Mitch Daniels Boulevard
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States